This is an arrangement with variations of William Billings' "Chester" for chamber orchestra and bluegrass band composed by James C. Burke, Ph.D. in 2002. This piece was one in a set composed as incidental music for a theatrical production. The score is available as a free download from MusicaNeo. Topics: William Billings, Chester, American Patriotic Music, American Revolution
James C. Burke's Symphony No. 7, completed in February 2005, is the last of the three Zintsmaster Symphonies. It is the only symphony by Burke written in a major key. The set of symphonies (No.5 through No. 7) was composed during a particularly optimistic and productive period while Burke was a Ph.D. student in Geography at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Zintsmaster Symphinies marks a radical shift in his compositional style - abandoning both the academic atonal style of... Topics: Classical Symphony, Zintsmaster Set, full orchestra
byJames C. Burke, Ph.D. and F. Donald Hickman, MALS, MA
On Saturday, February 24, 2001, University of North Carolina at Wilmington graduate students James C. Burke and F. Donald Hickman interviewed 92 year-old Elbert Pigott at his home at Gause Landing in Brunswick County, North Carolina. The interview started with questions concerning the supposed legend that the water from the landing had healing properties. After putting this topic to rest, the conversation turned to the history of the landing, and various events that had occurred over his long... Topics: Southeastern North Carolina, Brunswick County, oral history, Gause Landing, Gause Family,...
This is a short string composition celebrating a the pleasant old town of Burgaw, North Carolina. The score and parts for this piece are available from MusicaNeo as a free download. Topics: Southeastern North Carolina, Burgaw, string ensemble
Composed for the fun of it, this piece includes score clippings from Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Beethoven, Handel, traditional American folk tunes, and other tunes and motifs - sometimes backwards, sometimes played at the same time, and sometimes fragmented. Topics: quodlibet, chamber orchestra, Haydn, Clementi, American folk tunes, various composers